Feds Give Michigan a $500,000 Grant to Research Microaggressions in Engineering

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

This is not a joke:

The federal government has awarded the University of Michigan (UM) a grant of over $500,000 to conduct research on the effect of microaggressions on women in the engineering fields.

“This early stage research project will identify specific behavioral manifestations of gender stereotypes—microaggressions—and their cumulative effect on learning, performance, and persistence in introductory engineering course teamwork. Such microaggressions may cause the climate of the team to become less welcoming to women,” an abstract for the grant states.

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